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Jan 20, 2013 6:00pm PST
education with workforce development. making the united states more economically competitive in the 21st century global economy investing in community colleges, improving the education system and linking that with the business sector. if he can do that, he can leave four years from now with an america with a better economy and much more well positioned for prosperity in the 21st century. >> wait a moment. we have to check in with reporters around the town now. brooke baldwin at the red, white and blue ball. brooke, can you hear me? you are with military leaders and lynyrd skynyrd, i hear. >> you hear correctly, my friend. i can barely hear myself speak and so glad you came to me. i don't know if you can hear. i'm a southern girl. i'm in my perfect place hearing the southern rock band lynyrd skynyrd. playing a significant song. this is "simple man." i was talking to them backstage and they said they sing at concerts all the time. that is hero's red, white and ball here in washington. the men and women of military, many of these guys just in wheelchairs to my right who have made it out her
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Jan 15, 2013 1:00am PST
while the educators figure out the school district and how to keep the children of sandy hook together. >> we're very strong, we're a strong community, you know, we're going to have our bumps along the way but we're working hard together and that is what is important. >> one month later with the national debate on gun control under way, some families in newtown are eager to have a voice in the debate. >> the horror of knowing that these are innocent 6 and 7-year-olds who were so grievously harmed and killed and were so terribly harmed and killed by a man who was flawed in his judgment and had access to assault weapons and other weapons, as well. we need to have courage as a society to ask those hard questions. do we have the right controls in place? if not, let's take some action. >> residents of this community say they refuse to be remembered only for their loss. they hope the name newtown will be forever known not for this deadly shooting but as a turning point for change. we'll be talking throughout the evening with people at the forefront on that effort here in newtown, ac
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Jan 21, 2013 11:00pm PST
you pleased with the message on education, which i know you care about? >> i'm really excited about the next four years. there's a lot we can do in terms of encouraging kids and changing inner cities forever, really. by encouraging these kids to be entrepreneurs and scientists. that's where i'm putting all of my focus on. >> what else do you think his priorities should be in the next four years? if you have to choose a few, he can't go through everything he wants to do. >> jobs in america, you know, around consumer electronics. next year, consumer electronics will make $200 billion, and i would like to see those $200 billion, you know, a lot of that money here in america. >> do you think so many jobs from big companies are being outsourced at the moment? apples and company like that, they spend too much abroad? >> i think they spend pretty much everything abroad when it comes to manufacturing. we have to educate our kids and educate america. you know, so they have no excuse. the excuse is, the skillset isn't here in america. so if we get these american citizens and these kids a skil
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Jan 19, 2013 6:30am PST
securities. >> thank you. >>> coming up, you've been saving diligently for your children's education, a golder ticket to a college education. i'll tell you how your kids can guarantee a return on that investment. oh! oh! ♪ what do you know? oh! ♪ bacon? -oh! -oh! oh! [ female announcer ] with 40 delicious progresso soups at 100 calories or less, there are plenty of reasons people are saying "progress-oh!" share your story for a chance to win a progress-oh! makeover in hollywood. go to facebook.com/progresso to enter. a progress-oh! makeover in hollywood. officeyour business needs...k... at prices that keep you...out of the red. this week get a bonus $15 itunes gift card with any qualifying $75 ink purchase. find thousands of big deals now... at officemax. >>> congratulations, you've done everything right. you set aside money for retirement while saving for your children's college education. every spare dollar has gone into that 529 plan, and you will not be saddling your kids with $26,000 in student debt. that's the average in. no, not you. you sacrificed. brace yourself. here's wha
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Jan 20, 2013 12:00pm PST
, for education. she was behind helping the don't tell abolishing the don't ask don't tell. i'm really hopeful for the next four years, honestly. because i think the republicans might derail the president, and every step he tries to take. because it's almost like they want him to fail. they just try to make him fail and when you make your president fail, you make our country fail and the people elected him. i mean not just by a little, a lot. so that's the voice of the people. so let's get on the people wagon and make the country a great country again. you said the things most interesting to you and most important to you are being a musician and being an activist. especially when you're fighting for equality. have you seen some great strides. >> at least our president evolved. you don't always have a president that evolved. evolution is great. because information, sometimes you don't have the information. so to me, that's great. like you know, the gun control thing. listen, nobody wants to take all your guns away. but is there a reason why you need a 30-bullet you know, magazine? inste
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Jan 21, 2013 4:00pm PST
because he covered so much from education to climate change to gun control to all sorts of stuff. the big question tonight is what can he actually prioritize and what can he actually make happen? where do you think his real priorities lie? >> he did a wonderful job today. he helped renew, rekindle the american spirit, calling us to what has always made america great, all of us working together to forge a stronger america, and he laid out his agenda. one of economic competitiveness and investing in education, and he put climate change on the line for the first time in a long time. as well as immigration reform, talking about immigration and how they're going to replenish america. it's not going to bei easy to gt any of those thing s done, but these are the types of moments that bring americans together and there's real hope in that. >> what about if the president has to choose? gun control -- marco rubio on the republican side, putting forth, it fits well with what the president has to say. >> i think immigration reform is easier. that doesn't mean it's less important, but it's easier, gun
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Jan 20, 2013 9:00pm PST
great ideas that he's put forward in terms of linking education with worse force development. making the united states more economically competitive by investing in community colleges, by improving our education system and linking that with the business sector. if he can do that he can lead four years from now with a america with a better economy and much more well positioned for prosperity. >> i have to check in with the reporters around town. brooke baldwin. can you hear me? >> reporter: you hear correctly. i can barely hear myself speak. i'm a southern girl. it's my perfect place. they're playing a very significant song right now. this is simple plman. i was talking to them backstage. they say this is the one song they sing. they sing at concerts like this all the time. we have heroes in the room. our men and women in military. many of them in wheelchairs to my right who have made it out here. they are trying to move forward. the guys in the band say the song just resonates. neez men a these men and women are simple men and women. yourself missing out. >> you look absolutely the p
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Jan 19, 2013 11:00am PST
education mandatory in public schools in all 50 states. we're working to make that happen and hopefully we'll create real progress this year. >> you know, you moved from alabama, went to new york, 18 years old. you say sometimes you had $5 in your pocket. >> i did. >> just to eat and get around. you are scrappy here. >> yeah. >> people in washington, they're partisan. they don't get along so well. you're going to go state to state all year you're traveling. what are you going to say to bring folks to the table, even if they disagree? >> i think that the first thing we can do is happening right here. we can encourage everyone in america to become involved in their community and see things from a different angle. the sooner they do that, the better off we'll be. and the better off we'll be at listening to each other and understanding people's needs. that's the best way we can compromise sometimes is just to listen to each other and understand what's going on maybe in your neighbor's house and your community. that will be the first step for all of us. >> last thing here, you're 24 years ol
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Jan 21, 2013 2:00pm PST
national example of the 1954 supreme court decision brown versus board of education. the little rock central high school marching band. >> impressive band, wolf. they should all become fund-raisers. the little rock students accomplished a huge task. they raised $100,000 to make this trip in just three weeks. >> let's take another quick break. as we go to break, let's listen to the little rock central high school band. rock central high school band. ♪ brought to you by bp and all of us who call the gulf home. >>> a tribute to the united states air force. they are beginning to walk by the president of the united states. the president honoring the u.s. air force and we should as well. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> the men and women of the united states air force. the u.s. air force academy, color guards, reserve companies, they are all here as the president salutes the men and women of the u.s. military, the army, the navy, the marine corps, they will be honored as well. you see the president saluting and applauding together with the vice president, chief of stf as the u.s. air force
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Jan 19, 2013 12:00am PST
i'm their so-called mother to give them a better life and better education. that's for sure. >> what was the inspiration? >> i'm very fortunate to be brought up in the family what i was. i had a good parents. until now they give me everything, but there are some children whose parents have done mistake and they are suffering and i say i should give it to them. >> some of your kids are watching. what did you want to say to them. >> mama did it, and i'm sure you're proud of me whatever i'm doing. >> i'm proud of you, too. >> anderson, thank you. >>> back with a final thought or two from charlie sheen. during the break i was asking you who you thought watts the best living actor and you said sean penn.
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Jan 15, 2013 6:00am PST
driven so-called reform movement in education. and so many people are happy to see that garfield high school is standing up and pushing back and saying education should be much more than just testing. >> is there a fear that kids won't be able to pass these tests? i mean, how is it harmful to students? >> well, that's not really the fear at all. i think there's so many things that are deeply flawed about this specific test. first of all, the test was brought to us under an utter scandal. former superintendent john so that sat on the board of the company that made the test and sells the test that we adopted in the seattle public schools for over $4 million. and it's not me who has a problem with that but it was actually the state auditor came in and found that to be a, quote, ethics violation. so garfield high school teachers are saying we're not going to administer an ethics violation. but more than that, what we're worried about with this test is that, one, it's not aligneded to our curriculum. so the math teachers tell me that there's questions on the ninth grade math portion that a
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Jan 23, 2013 9:00am PST
education, and their hot button issue, putting an end to the exemption of the military service for orthodox jews. in interviews lapid has proposed israel should give up much of the west bank while retaining control of jerusalem. for many israeli voters, lapid represents the modern secular voice of israel. his strong showing in the polls brings the center back into israeli politics. benjamin netanyahu remains the front-runner to be prime minister, but yarir lapid could be the lead partner or he could lead the opposition. either way, after this election night lapid is a new force to be reckoned with. >> reporting from jerusalem. >>> let's get aaron david miller in here. you've written exclusively on the middle east. before we get on to benjamin netanyahu's narrow victory, and it was about as narrow as it gets, tell us a little bit more about lapid who we just saw in the report. media darling courting the middle class or perhaps a bit of a king maker in this situation? did far better than anyone predicted. >> you know, third parties, michael, don't really do that well in israeli polit
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Jan 18, 2013 4:00am PST
bodies, miss out on an education and live in servitude. to help these children, we need to see them. join us and learn how you can help end child trafficking. >> so powerful and when i heard you say 5.5 million children, i had to go back and confirm that number. because that is just stunning to me, and it's also here in the united states there's human trafficking in all 50 states there have been reports of human trafficking. so, how do you tackle a problem that is that big and also clearly underground? >> i think that's part of why i'm here today is trying to obviously when you bring an issue like this, you bring a light to it, it's completely shocking and overwhelming, and i wanted to be able to come out and talk about the slutolutions. and obviously that is unicef, unicef is the only organization that is worldwide out of 190 countries, they're in 190, 150 of them have child welfare programs. and it's just -- it was one of those things where i was, like, how is this even possible and now how do we fix it. and it's across the board what these children are being used for. when you th
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Jan 20, 2013 4:00pm PST
issues like high unemployment in minority communities and education. other things he'd ask. >> first, i would ask the president of the united states give a shout out to the hip-hop community. >> shannon travis, cnn, washington. >> well, they're going to have their chance to see what happens. so here is the thing. it's pretty nice out here tonight. it's going to be chilly out here tomorrow and then people are going to warm it up, get their dancing shoes on and go to the balls. it's really all about the balls for a lot ever people. we want to check in on a couple of them getting started tonight. don lemon is at the hip-hop ball and brooke baldwin is at the red, white, and blue concert ball. don, you are at the hottest ticket right now. and you look ready for it. >> reporter: of what do you mean it's going -- it's chilly out here right now. that's why i'm wearing the hat so don't ask. everyone is asking me about the hat. i said the hat is because it's cold, and i'm warm. but, yes, we are. we're here at the harmon hen ser and right behind that ryder truck, believe it or not, that's where th
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Jan 15, 2013 10:00pm PST
the most profound memorial we can give the children and educators who lost their lives on that day is to identify and interrogate the specific causes of their tragic and untimely demise." now, after a report aired on friday, professor tracy basically accused me on his blog of targeting him and his family. he posed it as a question, as he often does, in the headline of the post, "does anderson yeerp want james tracy and/or his family members harmed?" he also includes a photo of me that looks like i'm in the middle of a rant. i'm not, actually. that's a picture of me from an interview i did with comedian kathy griffin on her show. so it's not even from this show. in the blog post tracy says that because i named him and showed his picture on air on friday i must have wanted to cause him harm. now, i can assure him and anyone else that is not the case. like all reporters i believe in free speech, and professor tracy has the right to say whaefr wants but as a teacher at a public university we think he should be accountable for the things he says and be willing to defend them. about that
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Jan 15, 2013 6:00pm PST
get these firearms and an overall education for americans who possess them is going to change this country. >> let me -- i think that's all very valid. i do. i think these are all very relevant points. when you have a family like this who has been destroyed over what happens happened. you saw, ashley -- kendra, when you hear people insist on saying that these ar-15 weapons are not assault weapon, what do you say to that? >> it's really impossible for me to understand that the killers could get that kind of power in their hands. it doesn't make any sense at all to me. i don't blame honorable gun owners. i don't want to take away your second amendment rights. i need to know that you'll stand up for me, too. i mean, you should be carrying that second amendment right with honor and being proud that that's not accessible to everybody. >> the man that ruined the lives of this family, he has just been in court recently. he got 6,000 rounds of ammunition on the internet anonymously, he armed himself with four weapons and then james holmes dressed up as the joker and walked into a movie the
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Jan 19, 2013 9:00am PST
march and stand up for education. he would march and stand up for children to make sure that they have their needs met. i think it's important that president obama approach this as he has, reaching out to the republicans but standing his ground on those principles that will make this country a good country in the 21st century. >> but, donna weather the republicans extending this olive branch, if you will, to extend the debt ceiling vote three months, is that a good sign? >> i don't like to see anything with -- what do we call that with-in the grocery store when they want to attach something to it? >> two for one sale? >> it might be a two for one sale. republicans want to increase their advantage being at the table with the sequester coming up weather the regular budget that's coming up. look, i understand the games the republicans are playing but the game the american people want them to play is to play fair, to make sure that the rich pay their fair share but also the deep cuts do not disproportionately hurt those people still trying to stand up after the worst economic recession sin
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Jan 15, 2013 8:00pm PST
life can be different. potential access to u.s. education and once the child turns 18, says chen, they can help others get green cards and become u.s. citizens. >> not here! >> reporter: neighborhood protests have sprung up around the state. >> go back to your country! >> reporter: local authorities have busted some of these houses for code violations but not for so-called birth tourism. that's because under current federal laws, it's not illegal. >> legally barred from denying a visa on the basis of someone being pregnant. >> reporter: that's the way it should be, say the parents of 3 month old francine. the family traveled to a u.s. maternity hotel so she could be born in america. dad is a naturalized u.s. citizen and says he understands why inese citizens come to the u.s. to give birth. >> they pay the fee, they got a visa, they do it legally so some people are upset saying the chinese are taking advantage of the services. well, can say the same thing to americans, some of them, taking advantage of chinese services in china. >> reporter: back at this house, workers continue to
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Jan 18, 2013 8:00am PST
education, that's for sure. >> what was the inspiration? >> i'm very fortunate to be brought up in the family that i was. i had good parents, until now they give me everything. but there are other children who's parents -- >> what do you want to say to them. >> your mom did it and i'm sure you're proud of me what i am doing. >> i'm proud of you too. >> anderson, thank you. we are looking for our next cnn hero of the year. all you have to do is go to cnnheroes.com and you can nominate someone you know who's terrific. [ loud party sounds ] hi, i'm ensure clear... clear, huh? i'm not juice or fancy water. i've got nine grams of protein. that's three times more than me! [ female announcer ] ensure clear. nine grams protein. zero fat. in blueberry/pomegranate and peach. humans. even when we cross our t's and dot our i's, we still run into problems. namely, other humans. at liberty mutual insurance, we understand. that's why our auto policies come with accident forgiveness if you qualify, where your rates won't go up due to your first accident, and new car replacement, where, if you total yo
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Jan 19, 2013 2:00pm PST
give them a better life and better education, that's for sure. >> what was the inspiration. >> i'm fortunate to be brought up in the family i was. i had good parents. they gave me everything. but there are some children whose parents have done mistakes and they are also suffering. and i think that i should give it to them. >> and if some of your kids were watching, what do you want to say to them? >> their mamu did it, and i'm sure you're proud of me, whatever i'm doing. >> i'm proud of you too. >> thank you. >>> and we are proud of all the people who showed up for the second inauguration of the president. look how beautiful the capitol looks tonight. and look at all of the gorgeous faces! out on the mall. they showed up. to be with us here at cnn. and we are very happy that they're here, because we're getting ready for the presidential inauguration and you might be asking, why do we do it, other than it is the law. wendy walsh is a human behavioral psychologist, and wendy, you say there is a bit of a fine line here. we americans walk during an inauguration, right? >> reporter: it'
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Jan 16, 2013 9:00am PST
innocent children and devoted educators who had so much left to give. for the men and women in big cities and small towns who fall victim to senseless violence each and every day. for all the americans who are counting on us to keep them safe from harm. let's do the right thing. let's do the right thing for them and for this country that we love so much. thank you. let's sign these orders. any of you guys left handed? are you? >> president's now signing 23 executive actions as he's calling them. 23 separate orders that he's giving right now that do not require congressional authorization to go forward. i guess that one signature represents all 23 of the executive actions that he signed. he's now giving a hug to these young kids who wrote letters to the president, asking him to take these kinds of actions, to do something to prevent another, another disaster at an elementary school or a high school or a college campus that the president was talking about. he accepted the recommendations of the vice president joe biden. there you see the vice president with the kids as well. let's ta
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Jan 16, 2013 6:00am PST
competing in dis 1 sports spend as much as sake times more per athlete than than spend to educate other students. between 2005 the next hour of newsroom" starts now. >>> stories we're watching now. a fiery explosion pierces the london fog and debris from an exploding helicopter showers commuters below. >>> lance armstrong may confess to armstrong but that won't cut it with anti-doping officials. they want much, much more. walmart going after american goodwill, promising to boost spending on u.s. products by 50%. >>> hundreds of thousands are expected to visit washington for the presidential inauguration. many with smartphones in hand, now the rush is on to keep everyone connected. "cnn newsroom" starts right now. >>> good morning. thank you very much for joining us. i'm carol costello. we start this hour talking about a major announcement from president obama and the vice president, joe biden. next hour they will unveil their plan to fight gun violence in america. and they'll be joined by several families of newtown shooting victims and children who wrote letters about gun violence. her
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Jan 15, 2013 2:00am PST
an advanced degree in education from capella university, you'll have the knowledge to meet these challenges and make a difference in the lives of students. let's get started at capella.edu. >>> 47 minutes past the hour. let's get you up to date now. lance armstrong comes clean. reports say the disgraced cyclist confessed to oprah winfrey that he was doping during a storied career that included a record seven tour de france titles. that interview will air thursday on winfrey's own network. >>> the aurora, colorado, movie theater where people were killed during a midnight massacre in july is set to reopen on thursday. before it does, victims and their families will are be allowed to privately visit the complex today and tomorrow. thursday's reopening is built as a night of remembrance. some 2,000 tickets will be given to victims, first responders, hospital workers, and volunteers. >> and just a month after the school shootings that sparked a nationwide debate over gun control, listen to this, the national rifle soes yeassociati released a new app for smartphones. it's called nra gu
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Jan 18, 2013 9:00am PST
get an american passpo passport, their life can be different, access to american education and once their child turns 18, they can help others get green cards and become u.s. citizens. neighborhood protests have sprung up around the states. local authorities have busted some of these houses for code violences, but not for so-called birth tourism, that's because under current federal laws it's not illegal. >> they are legally barred being denied a visa because someone is pregnant. >> a family who lives in beijing travelled to a u.s. maternity hotel so fran seen could be born in america. dad is a naturalized u.s. citizen and says he understands why chinese citizens come to the u.s. to give birth. >> they pay the fee, they got a visa, they do it legally, so some people are upset, saying the chinese are taking advantage of these services. well considering certain people in america are taking advantage of chinese services here in china. >> back at this house, workers continue to move in baby items, prep for meals and this shadow industry continues to thrive out in the open. >> kim law, c
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Jan 22, 2013 4:00am PST
mother was always present, meaning she worked, she worked to support us, to give us a home, to educate us, and obviously that's not neglect or abandonment in the legal way that you're talking about, but she and i worked through my feelings. >> you write about everything. that's interesting, there are details on virtually everything and when you reference the peace you made with your mother but really don't walk us through. >> because everybody thinks it happened in a moment, that one day, some sort of light bulb went off and we had this one conversation that summarized the repair. it wasn't like that. most people would like a magic pill that will fix every problem there is. it doesn't work that way. >> you say you wrote this book so you could remember who you are. >> i wanted to hold onto what i thought was the best in me, and if you ask me the next question, logical question, which is what is that? >> what is that? >> i would tell you it is sonia who cares about family and friends, the sonia who loves the law, who believes in its nobility, and the passionate sonia who believes that th
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Jan 16, 2013 11:00am PST
background checks. to expand school security, to better educate mental health professionals, and this is what he's asking congress to do. look at this with me. limit gun magazines to ten rounds. ban military assault style weapons, establish background checks, and dedicate more money to help treat mental illness and enhance school security. look at the picture here. the picture, the children, flanked by children who wrote to him, wrote the president letters about gun control. their own little concerns and the families of newtown's victims. the president never said the nra's name, but it was apparent he was speaking to and about its members here. >> this will not happen unless the american people demand it. if parents and teachers, police officers and pastors, if hunters and sportsmen, if responsible gun owners, if americans of every background stand up and say, enough, we suffered too much pain, and care too much about our children to allow this to continue, then change will come. >> let me go to michael crowley, the deputy washington bureau chief of "time" magazine. welcome back. >> than
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Jan 18, 2013 1:00pm PST
accomplishments, including the first beer he ever drank, his sexual education at the hands of his high school principal, the time he took drugs in a new mexico december cert and met god. we wanted the book to be a well-rounded portrait of who he is and i think that's the book he turned in to us. >> i want to remind some of our viewers, some of the fun that you've poked at joe biden over the years. clearly a lot of material to work with. here's one of the headlines. "biden says, life better than it was four years ago but nothing can change summer of '87." "joe biden hitchhikes to democratic national convention." "biden asks white house visitor if he wants to check out roof." i remember this one, "shirtless biden washes trans am am white house driveway." "joe biden shows up to inauguration with ponytail." that would be darn sure breaking news. do you think you have been hard on him or see the low-hanging fruit? >> no, i think this is -- the book is an accurate reflection of who he is as a person. he wrote the book for us. he was primarily concerned with his advance. but he did turn in the book.
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Jan 15, 2013 1:00pm PST
these issues, do you see problems or opportunities? with an advanced degree in education from capella university, you'll have the knowledge to meet these challenges and make a difference in the lives of students. let's get started at capella.edu. for ovnights can feel califolong and lonely.dren, i miss my sister. i miss my old school. i miss my room. i don't want special treatment. i just wanna feel normal. to help, sleep train is collecting pajamas for foster children, big and small. bring your gift to any sleep train, and help make a foster child's night a little cozier. not everyone can be a foster parent, but anyone can help a foster child. >>> we're back with democratic strategist cornell belcher and ari fleischer, a member of the republican jewish coalition. i want to play you all a clip of former general and former secretary of state colin powell on nbc's meet the press talking about his own republican policy issues dealing with race. listen. >> there's also a dark -- a dark vein of intolerance in some parts of the party. what do i mean by that? what i mean by that is t
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Jan 16, 2013 4:00am PST
cycling, to the best of our abilities, is through education, through getting young kids and teaching them the dangers of it, educating them on reaching the edge. no matter what high level athlete are you, you will look to the edge. if kid are guided to the edge in bad ways before, you have to guide them to the edge in more healthy ways, and that's the future of the sport and what he can set in motion if he does it effectively. >> we could talk with you for -- wow. wow. great to have you. we appreciate your time. we have to take a short break. ahead this morning, facebook not just for status updates. a new search begengine. does it dig too far into your privacy? that straight ahead. >>> welcome back to "starting point." i'm christine romans minding your business. stocks down over concern of global growth. jpmorgan, 5$5.7 billion on profit, better than they thought it would be. jamie dimon's bonus cut by more than half to $10 million because of the london whale trading loss. goldman sachs, higher earnings and revenue for the fourth quarter. up 2% ahead of the opening bell. >>> go ahead
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Jan 17, 2013 9:00am PST
multilayered approach. a focus on education and prevention. treat drugs and addiction as a public health issue not just a criminal justice concern. and law enforcement focuses remains on choking off supply. studies by the national institute on drug abuse so the road ahead is tough. illicit drug use in america, kreemping up. 22.5 american, 8.7%, used or abused illicit drug fls 2011. up 0.4% in a decade. most comes from marijuana use. the drug of choice for teens. >> the one particular thing that worries me the most is the youth use of marijuana. study after study shows that it can have a number of significant health and mental health impacts, particularly on developing young people. >> reporter: says guy wheeler, it's not your father's marijuana. the main psycho active ingredient, thc, is at least twice as high as in the old days. >> we keep thinking marijuana is like 3%. 5%. the population i'm serving every day, the mrijuana has a rate of 25%. they call it wake and bake. some of these clients wake up every morning and go smoke a joint. >> reporter: one of the pillars, curb use before it
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Jan 18, 2013 11:00am PST
the world trade center. he's serving a life sentence. and a woman, athea sadiki, educated in the u.s., pakistani origin, she was implicated by khalid sheikh mohammed in one way or another in the world trade center bombings, she fled the country with her children. she was arrested, she showed up in afghanistan and she wasn't prosecuted for terrorism or for bombing, she was prosecuted because she tried to kill two of the men interrogating her. >> they're talking about a possible swap, to go back to one point you made. there are still american hostages right now in algeria. >> foreign hostages. the situation is just so murky. it is frustrating. >> why is that? it is because we're talking about ail zwreeria and reporting this a couple of days ago, we're talking 40, and now saying 650 have been freed. why the misinformation? >> well, it is a remote site. it is a game of telephone that is going on. the details are coming out. and then we get conflicting details. second, you got the algerian government that is very, very sensitive on the subject of terrorism. it fought a brutal, with a capi
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Jan 22, 2013 11:00am PST
saying the school, according to this website, the lone star education website, saying this campus is on lockdown. i can tell you we have ed lavandera, our correspondent based out of dallas. he's scrambling with a crew to try to get us a little bit of reporting from the ground here on this campus. chad myers had a little perspective as far as what is around this area. we have been talking to mike brooks, law enforcement analyst, about what the priorities are for the law enforcement as, of course, the safety of the students and the faculty and staff is number one. you see here ems personnel, ready, willing and able to respond. if there are any potential injuries, you know that those local hospitals are getting used, they have ambulances out according to one of our local affiliates, hearing different bits and pieces from the eyewitnesses. let me know if we have any more sound from the eyewitnesss to try to help us put some of the pieces of this puzzle together, to try to determine what happened and the biggest question of all is why. okay. i'm just listening to my control room as they're t
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Jan 20, 2013 10:00pm PST
was education. >> college was not an option. it was mandatory. even though we didn't have a lot of money, we made it work. i signed up for financial aid, work study, pell grant, anything i could. just like our president an first lady, i took out loans. i taught aerobics and i worked on campus to pay those loans back. >> cover story, front page story in the wall street journal talked about how she's becoming a power player in washington. earlier i spoke with eva. >> you're going to be sitting on the stage on monday watching the swearing in. >> yes. it's my first inauguration. i didn't watch it in 2008 because i was working. this is a first time i'll be experiencing it. >> i know election night you said you cried and you tweeted a picture of your friends celebrating. what will you be thinking? >> i probably cry again. i'm very emotional that way. it's an honor to be involved in any way in this whole process. >> wall street journal this weekend front page story. it also says you are becoming a power player in washington. is that a conscious effort? what do you want to -- >> is that co
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Jan 21, 2013 2:00am PST
told cbs. >> there's vast support for investments in education and manufacturing, immigration reform, gun safety. on the issues the president intends to push and focus on, there's massive support in the country, evening amongst republicans. >> so those two words, massive support, i would imagine that yes, there's massive support but the way that they're going to tackle it is very different. would you agree with that? >> yes, that's absolutely correct. the majority of the american public wants us to get the spending under control here in washington. they want to see prosperity returned. they want jobs to return. it's a question of how we get there. i think that's the place where the president has to move and work with republicans. everybody has to come together and work together to get the agenda moving forward. for the good of the country. >> i want to talk to you about a "washington post" article that's out today. it says obama's or t has a big opportunity to make his mark. he'll be able to solidify his legacy, those key phrases that people are looking for. you are a director of mes
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Jan 19, 2013 5:00am PST
health, education, veterans' affairs, faith, family sbed kags. ra and education. randi? >> thank you. chris lawrence has a look at the security at the inauguration. good morning to you. >> reporter: we talked to federal officials here. they're telling us right now there are no credible security threats to disrupt the inauguration. no credible threats to disrupture the inauguration right now. what we're seeing really is pulling in help from all over the country. the country is pitching in to make sure that this inauguration goes on well. d.c. police are pulling in another 2,000 to 3,000 officers from around the country. the fbi will be helping the secret service, who is running the overall security effort. the big difference this year will be the crowd. last time, nearly 1.8 million visitors descended on the city. this time the crowd could be maybe a third of that. 600,000 or so. and that means some big changes. the biggest of which probably is the fact that the bridges, which feed into the city from virginia, will most likely be open for traffic. so a lot easier to get around this ti
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Jan 21, 2013 1:00am PST
talked about her family and she said her biggest priority, of course, is education. >> college was not an option, it was mandatory. even though we didn't have a lot of money, we made it work. i signed up for financial aid, pell grants, work study, anything i could. and just like our president and first lady, i took out loans to pay for school. i changed oil in a mechanic shop, i flipped burgers at wendy's. i taught aerobics and i worked on campus to pay those loans back. >> cover story, front-page story in the "wall street journal" this weekend talked about how she's becoming a power player here in washington. earlier this weekend i spoke with eva longoria. you must be incredibly excited. you're going to be sitting on the stage on monday watching the swearing in. >> yes. this is my first inauguration. i didn't even watch it last year -- i mean in 2008 because i was working. this is really the first time i'll be experiencing it. >> i know election night you said that you cried and you actually tweeted a picture of your friends celebrating, what do you think you're going to be thinki
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Jan 20, 2013 6:00am PST
really be modernized. marco rubio is working on that we need to find ways. we are educating so many people and then telling them to leave the country who are from other countries, go back, with he don't want you here. we have issues of labor that we need additional labor. we need to deal with immigration and i think we will, candy. >> quickly, you're on the committee that will listen to testimony from secretary of state hillary clinton this week on benghazi and what she knew about it. what else -- we know that there was a breakdown somehow in getting appropriate security to benghazi. what else do you need to know? >> the president promised right when this happened that people would be brought to justice. where is the justice? >> they did fire -- there were people punished in at the state department what else do you want? >> i have seen the videos and the surveillance cameras and things from the drones. there were people, terrorists who came into essentially u.s. ter toe, our backers our consulate and murdered americans and that's hot president said was going to be brought to justice
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